I have the motor on a stand, the 4spd tranny on a tire in the drive way, the spindles are separated from the tranny, and everything is off the cradle because I bought a newer condition cradle. I just mounted new tranny and motor mounts to the cradle.
What is the sequence of putting these components on the cradle?
Should I mount the tranny first and the mate the motor to it and finally the axles with spindles(push headless into the tranny and put the spindles down onto the ball joints) ?
Is that the correct sequence being that the tranny and axles are disassembled and separated and not attached to the cradle yet?
Do I just tilt the tranny back to get the engine to mate to it (input shaft into cutch and bell housing bolts.)? Or do I try to mate the tranny while the motor is suspended by the engine hoist?
As is I have to install the clutch and pressure plate when the motor is swinging from the engine hoist because the clutch and PP won't fit while on the stand.
Or do I mount the engine first and then the tranny onto the cradle as if i Was taking the tranny off for clutch job?
Many more questions to come !
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